Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Los Angeles City College’s annual Peace Tournament took place last Friday, May 2nd. This year, a personal invitation was extended to high school participants and college students who would be interested in participating at a college tournament.
The Peace Tournament also offers an excellent opportunity to introduce new students to the college forensic program in a low-pressure environment. This year we will again offer a junior division, if needed, to accommodate all students who might want or need an additional tournament. As always, the theme of the tournament is Peace. This tournament was started with an endowment from former LACC debater and Phi Rho Pi national champion True Boardman, whose family was deeply involved with the peace movement. It has been a tradition that all speeches conform to the subject of peace.
Will Raleigh won the 1st place prize in the Novice Round of Oratory, which was an informative speech where he explained the Significance of Grumman’s Mathematical Theory. Will Raleigh is a student in Professor Kahn’s class. He also competed in the impromptu round, which was open to novice competitors and regular members of the forensic team. In this round, he took a third place. The competition this year was quite competitive with over 15 entries in the impromptu and 18 entries in the oratory competition.
Raleigh said, “The greatest victory to me was the impromptu, as I had a chance to compete not only with the novice speakers but others who were more experienced.” Raleigh also described the format of the speech as just like the ones delivered in the public speaking class.
Today, another competition will take place at Santa Monica College.
Fifth Annual Global Citizenship Student Research Symposium
Please join us this week in celebrating student work that highlights the impact of Global Citizenship at Santa Monica College. Students from varied disciplines across campus will demonstrate through their project presentations how they have incorporated Global Citizenship into their class work throughout this past academic year. The symposium itinerary is as follows:
May 6 (Tuesday), 11:15-12:45 in ART 214: poetry, video and film, and poster presentations.
May 7 (Wednesday), 11:00-2:00 at the Quad North Lawn: art installation
May 8 (Thursday), 11:15-12:45 in ART 100: art works
May 8 (Thursday), 11:15-12:45 in Art 214: speech
Professor Kahn has two students entered in this competition: Brian Laffen and Benji Basseri. Both students are really excited to be involved in this activity and engage with other speech students on campus.
The recent victory of Professor Kahn's student at Los Angeles City College this past weekend adds to other successes achieved by her students over the last three years. Last year at the 4th Annual Global Citizenship Conference held at Santa Monica College , Prof. Kahn had students won 1st and 2nd place. In 2012, Kahn's students placed 1st in the 3rd Annual Global Citizenship; and in competition at Oxnard College her students won 2nd and 3rd place. Prof. Kahn also spoke on the TEDx stage "Language Comes to Life."
Beyond classroom instruction, Prof. Kahn’s is also an author of "Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World." Rosalyn Kahn will give the Keynote address, “Inspiring Stories for Social Justice" with the Family Empowerment Event sponsored by the Advancing Justice foundation event at CA State LA this Saturday.